Have lost all or some of your natural teeth? Bridges, dentures and flexible dentures are not the only solution, thanks to advances in modern dentistry. Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed in the jaw so that crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto them.
Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting back a great smile and being able to bite and chew with confidence. When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels. More importantly, implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite without your dentures falling out or having to stick to a soft food diet for the rest of your life.
The metal screw will be surgically placed directly into your jaw bone by your dentist which will provide maximum stability. Depending on the condition of your mouth and jaw bone, the dental implant 'abutment', which is the crown or bridge that fits onto the screw, may be added immediately after the screw is inserted. In other cases the dental implant may be added at a later date. Either way, there will be some healing time. The metal screw will slowly mesh with the bone, becoming a natural component of your jaw.
If you have lost multiple teeth, you may be wearing a denture. This can cause embarrassment, discomfort and can generally have a real negative impact on your quality of life.
Multiple teeth can be replaced with just a single dental implant. The implant screw can support a bridge of up to four teeth in a row, each stable and sturdy and guaranteed for life with good hygiene and maintenance. Depending on the jawbone, a dental implant and abutment can be placed on the same day.. The implants will look and feel exactly like your natural teeth.
Contact Orpington Dental Care today on 01689 872217 for more information about Dental Implants